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Todd Fink from Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

 is the lead singer of the band The Faint
The Faint
The Faint is an American indie rock band. Formed in Omaha, Nebraska, the band consists of Todd Fink, Jacob Thiele, Dapose, Joel Petersen and Clark Baechle. The Faint was originally known as Norman Bailer and included Conor Oberst...

. He attended Westside High School
Westside High School (Omaha)
Westside High School is the high school of the Westside Community Schools district of Omaha, Nebraska. This school has provided education in the Westside Community for 50 years.-Modular schedule system:...

 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Baechle was also one of four members of the band Commander Venus
Commander Venus
Commander Venus was an American emo band from Omaha, Nebraska. Fronted by Conor Oberst and Tim Kasher, the band also included Todd Fink and Matt Bowen of The Faint, Ben Armstrong of Head of Femur and Robb Nansel, executive producer of the indie label Saddle Creek...

, which was started by Conor Oberst
Conor Oberst
Conor Mullen Oberst is an American singer-songwriter best known for his work in Bright Eyes. He has also played in several other bands, including Desaparecidos, Norman Bailer , Commander Venus, Park Ave., Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, and Monsters of Folk.-Musical career:Oberst began...

 (Bright Eyes) in Omaha, Nebraska in 1994 under Saddle Creek Records
Saddle Creek Records
Saddle Creek Records is an American record label based in Omaha, Nebraska. Started as a college class project on entrepreneurship, the label was founded by Conor Oberst and Justin Oberst in 1993 . Conor soon turned over his role in the company to Robb Nansel...

. The members of Commander Venus were Conor Oberst, Tim Kasher
Tim Kasher
Tim Kasher is a musician from Omaha, Nebraska, and is the frontman of indie rock groups Cursive and The Good Life, both of which are on the Omaha based record label Saddle Creek Records. Prior to those bands, Kasher was in a band called Slowdown Virginia...

, Todd Baechle and Robb Nansel
Robb Nansel
Robb Nansel is an Omaha musician and co-founder of Saddle Creek Records . He is also credited as a member of Commander Venus and Bright Eyes.-Album Appearances:*Bright Eyes - Letting off the Happiness...

. The band released two albums before it broke up: 1995's "Do you feel at home?" and 1997's "Uneventful Vacation". The band was under the label Lumberjack Records (later known as Saddle Creek Records) and New York's Wind-up Records
Wind-Up Records
Wind-up Entertainment, Inc. is a record label based in New York City. It was formed in 1997 by Alan Meltzer, former owner of CD One Stop, following his 1996 purchase of Grass Records. Wind-up is currently the largest independently-owned record label in the world...

.

As lead singer of The Faint
The Faint
The Faint is an American indie rock band. Formed in Omaha, Nebraska, the band consists of Todd Fink, Jacob Thiele, Dapose, Joel Petersen and Clark Baechle. The Faint was originally known as Norman Bailer and included Conor Oberst...

, (formerly Norman Bailer), Fink has expanded his musical repertoire from the Comm Venus, Park Ave. reminiscent "Media" to the more mature, acid freak out records "Blank-Wave Arcade" and "Danse Macabre" to the slightly mellowed "Wet from Birth". With Fink in The Faint is his brother Clark Baechle on drums ; Jacob Thiele on synth; Joel Peterson on bass; and the mysterious "Dapose" on guitar (Dapose joined the band during the recording of Danse Macabre).

In March 2005, Todd married Orenda Fink
Orenda Fink
Orenda Fink is a musician on Saddle Creek Records.Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Fink was half of the Southern dream pop duo Azure Ray from 2001 to 2004. Fink is also a former member of Now It's Overhead, another Saddle Creek band. She released her first full-length solo album Invisible Ones on...

 of Azure Ray
Azure Ray
Azure Ray is an American dream pop duo, consisting of musicians Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink. The pair met at the age of 15 at the Alabama School of Fine Arts...

. His name was subsequently changed to Todd Fink.

In 2007, Todd Fink, Jacob Thiele, and Derek Presnall of Tilly and the Wall started the dance party GOO but tour schedules and Omaha venue changes shut the party down.

Album Appearances

  • Bright Eyes - A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997
    A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997
    - Personnel :* Conor Oberst – Wrote and performed the majority of the songs.* Ted Stevens – Plays drums on The Awful Sweetness of Escaping Sweat.* Todd Fink – Recorded and drummed on A Celebration Upon Completion....

     (1998 - Saddle Creek
    Saddle Creek Records
    Saddle Creek Records is an American record label based in Omaha, Nebraska. Started as a college class project on entrepreneurship, the label was founded by Conor Oberst and Justin Oberst in 1993 . Conor soon turned over his role in the company to Robb Nansel...

    )
  • Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors
    Fevers and Mirrors
    Fevers and Mirrors is the third album by the Nebraska emo/indie band Bright Eyes, recorded in 1999 and released on May 29, 2000. It was the 32nd release of the Omaha, Nebraska-based record label Saddle Creek Records...

     (2000 · Saddle Creek Records
    Saddle Creek Records
    Saddle Creek Records is an American record label based in Omaha, Nebraska. Started as a college class project on entrepreneurship, the label was founded by Conor Oberst and Justin Oberst in 1993 . Conor soon turned over his role in the company to Robb Nansel...

    )
  • Bright Eyes - There Is No Beginning to the Story
    There Is No Beginning to the Story
    There Is No Beginning to the Story is an EP by Bright Eyes. The songs on it are fairly varied, with "From a Balance Beam" and "Loose Leaves" having more electronic qualities, while "Messenger Bird's Song" and "We Are Free Men" are more rooted in acoustic...

     (2002, Saddle Creek
  • Bright Eyes - Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
    Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
    Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground is the fourth album by Bright Eyes. This album is the 46th release of Saddle Creek Records...

     (2002 · Saddle Creek)
  • Cursive
    Cursive (band)
    Cursive is an American indie rock band from Omaha, Nebraska, on Saddle Creek Records.-History:The band was formed in 1995 by Tim Kasher, Matt Maginn, Steve Pedersen , and drummer Clint Schnase. In 1997, they released Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes. After a couple years of touring, the band...

     - The Ugly Organ
    The Ugly Organ
    -Personnel:Cursive*Tim Kasher - lead vocals, guitars, organ*Ted Stevens - guitars, backing vocals*Matt Maginn - bass*Clint Schnase - drums, percussion*Gretta Cohn - celloAdditional musicians*Chris Acker - trombone...

     (2003, Saddle Creek)
  • Steve Aoki
    Steve Aoki
    Steve Aoki is an American electro house musician, record producer and the founder of Dim Mak Records.-Early life:...

     - Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles
    Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles
    Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles is the debut mix album by California DJ and record producer Steve Aoki.The mix features tracks from Justice, Peaches, Datarock, MSTRKRFT, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand and others, with guest vocal appearances from Santogold, Spank Rock, Uffie, Kid Sister, Pase...

     (2007, Thrive
    Thrive
    Thrive is the ninth studio album by Christian pop rock band Newsboys, released in 2002. It features the singles "It Is You," "Million Pieces ," and "Lord ." Thrive debuted at No. 38 on the Billboard 200 charts, selling 37,000 units...

    )
  • Felix Cartal - Popular Music
    Popular music
    Popular music belongs to any of a number of musical genres "having wide appeal" and is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. It stands in contrast to both art music and traditional music, which are typically disseminated academically or orally to smaller, local...

     (2010, Dim Mak Records
    Dim Mak Records
    Dim Mak Records is a record label founded in 1996 by Steve Aoki and based in Los Angeles, CA. Dim Mak's first release was a 7" by a little known hardcore band from southern California, Stickfigurecarousel.-Roster:Active* Steve Aoki* All Leather...

    )

Trivia

  • Appeared in the music video for Neva Dinova
    Neva Dinova
    Neva Dinova is an indie band from Omaha, Nebraska. Neva Dinova is named after the grandmother of lead singer Jake Bellows. They have been on crank! a record company , and have recorded a split-release with Bright Eyes entitled "One Jug Of Wine, Two Vessels" that was also released on crank! a...

    's "Yellow Datsun." He hands the guy in the wheelchair the guitar.

  • Can be heard in the 'hidden track' (track 11, 'An Attempt To Tip The Scales') on 'Fevers And Mirrors' by Bright Eyes, impersonating Conor Oberst in an interview.

  • Appeared in the video for "The Recluse" by Cursive
    Cursive (band)
    Cursive is an American indie rock band from Omaha, Nebraska, on Saddle Creek Records.-History:The band was formed in 1995 by Tim Kasher, Matt Maginn, Steve Pedersen , and drummer Clint Schnase. In 1997, they released Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes. After a couple years of touring, the band...

    .

  • Used to ride for H-street skateboards in the early 1990s

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